Online job ads stable in March 2023

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The March 2023 Preliminary Vacancy Report shows, in seasonally adjusted terms, online job advertisements held steady, increasing by 0.1% (or 230 job advertisements) in the month to stand at 282,100.

Over the month, recruitment activity increased across 4 states and territories. The strongest growth was recorded in Tasmania (up 4.5% or 190 job advertisements), followed by Western Australia (up 2.3% or 740 job advertisements), the Australian Capital Territory (up 2.3% or 180 job advertisements) and Queensland (up 0.8% or 480 job advertisements).

In the same period, online job advertisements decreased in the Northern Territory (down 3.7% or 120 job advertisements) and South Australia (down 0.8% or 130 job advertisements).

Job advertisements over the last twelve months have decreased by 0.7% (or 2,000 job advertisements), with 5 states and territories recording an increase. The strongest growth over the year was recorded in Tasmania (up 25.7% or 880 job advertisements) and Queensland (up 8.4% or 4,700 job advertisements).

The detailed release of the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), including occupation, regional and skill level data, will be available on Wednesday 26 April 2023.